Billie Holiday singing "Don't Explain"
This version of the song is her singing live. At the beginning of the video you hear her introducing the song. Her nickname "Lady Day" is shown at the beginning of the video. Shows still images of Billie. (2:37)
American Experience: Amelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend. (51:42)
John Lee Hooker singing "Hobo Blues"
John Lee Hooker singing live at a 1965 Blues festival. Black and white video(2:43).
The humorous and entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy segment explains quicksand using a small toy doll. The segment is from the Wetlands episode. Run time 01:15
At The Science Fair: Rules Set to Music
An animated music video designed to introduce middle school children to the science fair. This video goes through the basics necessary for each entry. It does no shw examples, but simply reviews the scientific method in this two minute video.
Engineering an Empire - France part 3
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war. (9:22)
With the help of archeologists, get a glimpse of the tragedies of the original Jamestown Fort.
An eight minute video that explains the mystery and settlement of Jamestown Colony: The first settlement of the new world in Virginia. Lots of material here. Students would benefit of a map of the area and they could even make guesses about the mystery of the first settlers vanishing.
Learn Science - Human Body
This video is great for science classes. It explains how the blood flows throughout the body.
Anatomy: Central Nervous System
This video, from StudyBeat.com, is for older middle school students and high school students. The central nervous system is told through animation.
Learning the Skeletal System
This animated show explains the skeleton in a way younger children can understand. It goes through all the bones of the body.
Number Of Bones In Human Body
Shows basic structure of the skeleton. Narration with simple skeletal diagram. Very brief overview. Grades 6-12. 37 min.
Virtual Hip Replacement Animation
Students must make a variety of decisions and even take part in the operation. It is best if the students have a handout with the many terms used. Very realistic.
M.C. Mehta Part 2 of 2
The conclusion to Charles Annenberg Weingarten's talk with M.C. Mehta
about his work to protect the environment in India.
Education and personal growth can come in many forms. The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.
Sample the best of Moroccan culture in Djema's al Fna, where fortune tellers, street preachers, and storytellers have shared their talents since the 11th century.
Phishing Scams in Plain English
This is a short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams. The video describes the most typical kinds of scams and how they work. There are suggestions to help you avoid scams. There is also reference to ways to report scams. (3:05)
How to Keep Your Computer Secure
How to Keep Your Computer Secure - This is a basic tutorial on how to keep your computer secure from viruses and other bugs. It discusses Firewalls, AntiVirus programs, and Antil Spyware, Maleware, Adware programs. Microsoft has a firewall built in-other options are given. You are shown how to download programs from download.com to take care of these programs. (4:12)
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Students learn to round a decimal to a given place using the following steps. First, find the digit in the rounding position. Next, look at the digit to the right of the rounding position. If the digit to right of the rounding position is greater than or equal to five, round up. Then change all digits to the right of the rounding place to zero. Finally, we can drop off any zeros to the right of the decimal as long as they are also to the rig
Rounding Multi-dgit Decimals
A teacher presents the four rules for rounding using hand printed charts. Rule 1: Round up if the number to the right is a 6, 7, 8, or 9. Rule 2: Round down when number to the right is lower than a five (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4). Rule 3: Rule of 5+, when there is a five to the right of the digit, and there are zeros after the five, round up. Rule 4: Rule of 5 flat-round to the even, for example 2104.95, round to 2105 rather than rounding to 2